Portland, OR – February 18th Double Tee Concerts & McMenamins is proud to announce Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling trio, Nickel Creek, to the Crystal Ballroom on May 16th in Portland, OR.
The trio -Chris Thile (mandolin/ guitar) Sara Watkins (fiddle/ vocals) Sean Watkins (guitar vocals) reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described “indefinite hiatus” with a US tour this Spring and Summer.
Formed in 1989 when Thile and Sara Watkins were eight years old and Sean Watkins (Sara’s older brother) was eleven, Nickel Creek earned a loyal following playing the festival circuit for nearly a decade. The band’s self-titled debut album was released in 2000 to commercial and critical acclaim: it sold nearly one million copies, and Time called the trio “music innovators for the new millennium.” Nickel Creek released two more records: 2002’s This Side, which won a Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy, and 2005’s Why Should the Fire Die?. Beginning as bluegrass child prodigies, Nickel Creek grew into an acoustic band known for its breadth of musical influences—from Bach to Radiohead—and its surprisingly large sound on stage. The New York Times described their music as “postmodern” and “polystylistic,” and USA Today said, “This acoustic trio moves farther and farther from anything Bill Monroe would have recognized as bluegrass…” Don’t miss them live in concert!
Tickets go on-sale this Friday, February 21st at 10am at http://nickelcreek.com/